Auto-Layout Templates (Question Slides)

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Auto-Layout Templates (Question Slides)

Postby vmarm » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:41 am

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ViewletBuilder8 and ViewletQuiz5 offer many features that enable Viewlet Authors to speed up authoring tasks via process automation. Among these hidden gems are the 'Auto-Layout Templates'.

Take at look at the top of one of your stylesheets. There you will see three 'high-level' styles that are actually templates. These templates allow you to set up options for placement of various slide elements and can be applied to question slides. These three pre-defined auto-layout templates include:

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  • Question Slide - Fill Slide: Lays out the question to fill the entire slide. For this style, the Question Container layout sets both the width and the height to ‘Fill Slide’.

  • Question Slide - Fit Question: Lays out the question compactly in the center of the slide. For this style, the Question Container layout sets the alignment to ‘Center’ and both the width and the height are set to ‘Fit Question’.

  • Question Slide - Align Choices Only: Aligns question choices only. Only the Choices tab is enabled.

You can keep the default options selected for each template or modify each as desired. Once done, you can apply the templates while creating question slides in the New Project dialog while setting up a Question project, while creating question banks, or while creating individual questions. Not only that, if you need to make global changes to any of the templates, simply go into the appropriate stylesheet, select the desired auto-layout template style and modify your options. Once done, you can then apply the updated auto-layout style to your project and each question slide that is associated with the template will automatically be updated within seconds.

And, don't forget. ViewletBuilder8 and ViewletQuiz5 remain extremely flexible. So, even if you have an auto-layout template applied to a question slide, you can still modify the layout of the slide elements at the slide level, superseding the template layout configurations at any point.

To learn more about working with auto-layout templates for your question slides, click on one of the links below to view a video in the format of your choice.

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Check out these features and see how you can start to streamline some of your authoring tasks. Leveraging auto-layout templates for question slides is a great way to get started!

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